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Family Support Partner

Norfolk, VA
  • Expired: September 29, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description Why Work at UMFS? UMFS has been an unwavering champion for children, teens, and families for more than 120 years. Our main campus is in Richmond, Va., and we offer nearly 20 programs at nine locations throughout Virginia.

Work-life balance is critical to the health and well-being of our employees, which is why we offer generous paid leave, 12 paid holidays, flexible workspaces (non-essential employees are currently teleworking in response to COVID-19), and comprehensive health benefits options that include an Employee Assistance Program, vision, and optional dental. We also offer pet insurance. UMFS employees are eligible for a 401(k) that UMFS matches up to 6 percent.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is at the forefront of all we do at UMFS, and we maintain a culture of acceptance in which crucial conversations are encouraged. UMFS doesn’t exclude anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, religion, or economic background. Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required Equal Opportunity Employer ZR SUMMARY Support the System of Care in the tidewater region by providing peer support to assigned cases in the program by assisting parents with successful engagement, advocacy, and connection to formal and informal resources helping them to understand wraparound process/services and build resiliency as a family.

Serve families with children through age 21 that have a serious emotional disturbance that is diagnosable under the DSM-IV. Population to be served will have one or more of the following: a mental health problem, a co-occurring mental health, and substance abuse problem, contact with the social services system, juvenile justice or court system, require emergency services or require long term community mental health and other supports. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma and some college preferred.

Must be the biological or adoptive parent or person in the parent role who has been the primary caregiver of a child with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges is required. Must have experience navigating the Virginia behavioral health systems with their child. Bilingual (Spanish) speaking preferred.

Participation in wraparound intervention or in family partnership meeting preferred. Must have the ability to articulate the experience and appropriate perspective of a parent/caregiver of a child with complex involving mental health needs and provide support to other families with similar challenges. Must be able to engage and collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds while maintaining a non-judgmental attitude towards families and professionals.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Current valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and proof of auto insurance coverage. EEO UMFS embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to having a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

The more inclusive we are, the better our work is. The successful candidate must be able to pass a drug screen and adhere to UMFS' Substance Use/Abuse Policy.



Norfolk, VA
23500 USA
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